Amanda Mei Kim

Amanda Mei Kim, Author
Lecturer

Biography

Amanda Mei Kim writes about the ways that racism, climate change, culture, and resistance, weave through the lives of rural Californians of color. Her work has been published in LitHub, PANK, Brick, and Tayo Literary Magazine. An essay is forthcoming in Woodall Press' anthology "Nonwhite and Woman". She received the James D. Phelan Literary Award and a California Arts Council Emerging Artist Fellowship. She was a semifinalist for the Heekin Award in the Novel and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Amanda has completed residencies at Hedgebrook (Whidbey Island, WA), the Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown, MA), and Yefe Nof (Lake Arrowhead, CA).

Amanda works with social justice activists to change narratives about Native Californians, families and children in detention centers, and Hmong American farmers.